The Bow (Hwal, 2005)

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 1.11. The title for Kim Ki-duk’s The Bow (Hwal, 2005) uses calligraphic hangul (활). By unconventionally extending the final strokes and painting them in black, they transform into the Chinese character for “bow” (弓).